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Mayor Merritt was first elected to City Council Seat 3 in 2015 and later as Mayor in January 2020 and January 2024.

Mayor Terry Merritt is a native of the great state of South Carolina and has been a full-time resident of Mauldin since 1975. He has been married for more than 55+ years to Dianne Roberts Merritt and they have three children — Terri Lynn, Stephen, and Jeffery — all graduates of Mauldin High School. Terry is also the proud grandfather of six grandchildren.

Terry graduated in 1982 from Furman University. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force (Vietnam War) and is currently retired after 32+ years as an IT professional. Terry is a member of Mauldin First Baptist Church where he serves as a Sunday School Teacher. He also serves with the local American Legion Post 271 in Mauldin.

He is a strong proponent for personal freedoms, limited government and private enterprise and enjoys serving all of the citizens of Mauldin.


Mayor Terry Merritt extends his thanks to those who volunteered to serve with this group. Please look forward to more information in the near future. The City of Mauldin staff continues to receive inquiries, concerns and expectations as to storm water runoff occurring across many areas within the corporate city limits. This group will provide a focus area to quantify citizen input to assist City Council and staff with developing potential paths forward.

For more information or any questions, please contact Mayor Merritt at or (864) 288-4910.


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